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Posted On: 12/19/17 12:57 AM
With how the game has changed, were finding more and more players extend their range. The 3 point shot has become a crucial and intricate part of the game today and even at times players are overlooked if they can’t shoot it deep. Here are couple of guys who were deadly this summer.
Class of 2019 and Richland High School standout 6’4 guard Colten Northop is one of the most underrated guards in the state of Washington. He is long, athletic and has the ability to handle the ball against small guards. In some of his more recent tournament play he has shown that he can also knock down tough shots in tough situations. With an increasing skill-set and a great coaching staff at his disposal he will continue to build on his abilities.
Class of 2018 6’3 point guard Khyree Armstead is a true floor general. Has great size at the point guard position and can slide over to the combo guard slot as well as the 3. Very unselfish, makes the smart plays and is knocking down open jumpers at a high rate. Displayed above average court vision, defensive awareness and sneaky athleticism on several plays. Sleeper prospect that could be bound for a breakout junior season.
Class of 2019 6’4 point guard Griffin Effenberger has been making a name for himself on the circuit. Griffin is one of the most underrated guards in the state of Washington. He is long, athletic and has the ability to handle the ball against small guards. In some of his more recent tournament play he has shown that he can also knock down tough shots in tough situations. With an increasing skill-set and a great coaching staff at his disposal he will continue to build on his abilities.
Max Rice is a 6’4 swingman who suited up with Washington Supreme on the UA Circuit. He is a dynamic shooter out of Bishop Kelly High School in Boise City, Idaho. The All-USA Idaho Boys Team standout has been making a name for himself since he walked in as a skinny long freshman. He has a quick release, which in conjunction with his height and length he can virtually shoot over anybody. He is a hardnosed defender who can play multiple positions at a high level. His handle has improved since last year, which will help him at the next level. Getting his shot off was never an issue neither was showing up in big game and taking the big shot. In a district game last year against Middleton High. Max scored 30 points and grabbed seven rebounds, which by most was his best high school games.
One of the most underrated 2018 Washington state prospects is 6-4 Timberline guard, Erik Stevenson. Stevenson is a very balanced guard that can shoot, pass, rebound and play defense. His length and speed are traits that make him one of the better athletes in the state. He has a very good vertical that gives him the ability to finish above the rim and block opponents shots as well. Stevenson also has a knack of knowing when to pass instead of shoot as well.